Truro & Roseland local news

Truro New Town – you’ll be able to see it from space, and it will look like this

By Richard Whitehouse New images have been released to show how Langarth Garden Village and the Stadium for Cornwall could look once completed. The aerial image of the site...

Temporary access road for Truro New Town is approved unanimously

By Richard Whitehouse A temporary road which will give construction traffic access to one of the largest developments in Cornwall has been given the go ahead. Cornwall Council had...

EXCLUSIVE: Truro New Town land deal contracts could be signed today

By Graham Smith The land deal necessary for Cornwall Council to proceed with its plan to build Truro New Town could be signed today (Tuesday.) Cornwall Reports understands that...

Don’t blame me for the Truro New Town and stadium delays, says property developer at the centre of “complex web” of land deal companies

By Richard Whitehouse The boss of a company which was accused of holding up the sale of land for a new town and a Truro stadium has said it...

Building a road to nowhere? The dilemma facing planners as they wonder how they will ever reach the promised land for Truro New Town

By Richard Whitehouse and Peter Tremayne Plans for a temporary road which would provide access for construction traffic for the Langarth Garden Village will be decided on Thursday (5th...

EXCLUSIVE: the long and winding road that leads precisely nowhere – why Cornwall Council’s ambitions for Truro New Town, and a stadium, are struggling to progress

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s ambition to build Truro New Town at Langarth, and to facilitate the construction of a sports stadium, is being frustrated by a highly complex...

Back to school for Cornish students who went skiing in the coronavirus region of Italy

By Peter Tremayne Students and staff who have recently returned to Cornwall after a skiing trip to Northern Italy have been told they do not have to stay at...

County Hall admits that the land deals necessary for both Truro New Town and a stadium are still not done

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council says it has still been unable to secure a deal for land which will be used for the first stages of a new town...

Cornwall Council by-election to be held at St Mewan, as Cherilyn MackRory MP quits County Hall

By Graham Smith Truro and Falmouth MP Cherilyn MackRory has resigned her St Mewan seat on Cornwall Council.  A by-election will be held in the next few months. Mrs...

Truro New Town – have your say next week

By Peter Tremayne Plans for a Truro New Town will go on show next week.  The project could eventually see the construction of 4,000 new homes. Cornwall Council is...

Cabinet reshuffle exposes the flimsiness of the Truro stadium election campaign promise

By Graham Smith Here today, gone tomorrow: the December visit of the then Chancellor Sajid Javid to the Penzance rugby club ground was heralded at the time as making...

Why the latest bust-up at the Rugby Football Union could herald the end of the Truro stadium dream

By Graham Smith The question of whether top-flight elite athletes should be able to earn as much as they can during their professional playing careers has cast a huge...

New council homes at Launceston, Padstow and Probus for social rent and shared ownership

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council’s cabinet has agreed to acquire 177 homes which will be made available for local people. The cabinet agreed yesterday (Wednesday)  to take on the...

Work starts on £19 million Saints Trails

By Anne North Work has started at Goonhavern on the first part of a new 10.5-mile multi-use trail between Newquay and Perranporth. It will be the first in a...

Truro New Town: where will shoppers go?

By Richard Whitehouse The developer behind plans to build a new retail park on the outskirts of Truro says that claims that it could harm the city centre are...

£290 million A30 upgrade between Carland Cross and Chiverton gets its final political sign-off, meaning work should start later this year

By Peter Tremayne The government has given the final, formal go-ahead to build a dual carriageway between Carland Cross and Chiverton on the A30 in west Cornwall. The Development...

Everything you wanted to know about “Truro New Town” – but were afraid to ask

By Richard Whitehouse It is set to be the biggest development in Cornwall over the next 20 years with the possibility of up to 4,000 houses being built on...

Truro quits Cornwall’s Community Governance Review, claiming parish boundary shake up is “a waste of time”

By Graham Smith There are signs that Cornwall’s Community Governance Review (CGR) is collapsing as some of the larger town and parish councils lose confidence in the process, realising...

Cornwall’s Labour activists divided over who they want to be their next leader

By Graham Smith Two more Cornish Labour Parties decided which candidate to nominate for leader last night (Thursday), with one backing Sir Keir Starmer and the other going for...

Plans to axe long-stay car parking in Truro head for the long grass, as councillors rebel

By Richard Whitehouse Proposals to axe long-stay car parking in Truro in a bid to reduce the amount of traffic into the city should be dropped, according to councillors....